Flamsteed Astronomy Society
The Flamsteed is an amateur astronomy society, based at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Society is part of the membership organisation of Royal Museums Greenwich.
We are an affiliated society of the British Astronomical Association and members of The Federation of Astronomical Societies.
- Multiple DatesFri, 14 AprTalbot Place14 Apr, 21:00 – 15 Apr, 00:30Talbot Place, Talbot Pl, Blackheath, London SE3 0TZ, UKWe are intending to run a free public astronomy observing event on Blackheath Common. All members and non members are welcome. As with all observing activities we are dependent on weather conditions, a Go/No Go message will be sent before 5pm on the day of the event. Backup will be Saturday 15th Apr
- Mon, 17 AprLecture Theatre17 Apr, 19:15 – 21:30Lecture Theatre, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UKby Professor Colin Snodgrass Colin will describe the NASA DART planetary defence mission, which successfully changed the trajectory of a small asteroid in September 2022, and our observations of the results using telescopes on Earth.
- Thu, 20 AprMycenae House
- Thu, 27 AprMycenae House
- Thu, 11 MayMycenae House
- Mon, 15 MayLecture Theatre
- Tue, 23 MayMycenae House
- Mon, 12 JunLecture Theatre
- Mon, 11 SeptLecture Theatre
About Flamsteed Astronomy Society
The Society was founded in 1999, and is part of the membership organisation of Royal Museums Greenwich.
The Flamsteed has around 500 members who represent the full range of interests and experience in astronomy. Many are beginners. We are named after the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed.
Our lecture meetings are held once a month between September/October and May/June, usually on a Monday evening, in the lecture theatre of the National Maritime Museum, or in the Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG). The Society regularly holds observing evenings using members’ own telescopes. In addition the Society stages viewing sessions with the ROG’s Great Equatorial Telescope, the largest of its kind in the UK, and seventh largest in the world.